7 Aug 2020

Sam Morgan wants CovidCard process sped up

From Nine To Noon, 9:05 am on 7 August 2020
Trade Me founder Sam Morgan.

Trade Me founder Sam Morgan. Photo: Getty Images

The entrepreneur and Trade Me founder who's been working on the card since March, has been pushing for the device as a better alternative to the Covid-19 tracing app.

Three hundred people are to test the devices in a government-run trial in Rotorua with a decision on whether to continue with the smart card to be made later in the year. 

Meanwhile scientists are continuing to voice concerns that kiwis have become complacent about the spread of covid-19 without community transmission. Lynn Freeman discusses with Sam Morgan and Otago University epidemiologist Professor Nick Wilson